US20140357462A1 - Detection device for the use in a bag filling plant - Google Patents

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US20140357462A1 US14/289,941 US201414289941A US2014357462A1 US 20140357462 A1 US20140357462 A1 US 20140357462A1 US 201414289941 A US201414289941 A US 201414289941A US 2014357462 A1 US2014357462 A1 US 2014357462A1
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Abstract

The invention relates to a detection device (10) for the use in a hag filling plant (100) to detect an overlapping section (230) of a film web (200) between an end of a film web (212) of a film in use (210) and a start of a film web (222) of a subsequent film (220), comprising a first film roll (20) and a second film roll (30), which contact the film web (200) on side areas (202) aligned opposite each other, and form a conveyer gap (40) for the film web (200) with the first film roll (20) being supported mobile in reference to the second film roll (30), in order to alter the conveyer gap (40), and with a sensor device (50) being arranged for the detection of the motion of the first conveyer roll (20).

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  • The present invention relates to a detection device for the use with a bag filling plant to detect an overlapping section of a film web, a bag filling plant comprising such a detection device, as well as a method for detecting an overlapping section of a film web.
  • In general it is known to use bag filling plants, in order to package bulk goods into film bags. For this purpose, such a hag filling plant usually comprises a supply roil with a film web. A film web is roiled off this supply roll and reaches the interior of the machine. A plurality of processing stations is provided inside this bag filling plant. On the one hand, they represent sealing stations for sealing bottom seams and head seams as well as cutting devices for cutting to length individual bag sections.
  • A filling station is also provided for filling in bulk goods. When the supply on the supply rolls approaches its end, a so-called change of roll must occur. This means, that at the end of the film in use which approaches the end of the supply roll, it must be replaced by a subsequent film, thus a new supply roll, which is full. For this purpose, the end of the film in use must be adhered and/or welded to the start of the subsequent film in order to provide an essentially continuous film web for the hag filling plant. In other words, the subsequent film is entrained, by the adhesion to the film in use, together with the film in use into the bag filling plant and moved thereby through it.
  • It is disadvantageous in bag filling plants of prior art that here manual monitoring must occur of this adhesion section. The adhesion of the film in use with the subsequent film leads to an overlapping area, which shows a considerably greater thickness than the individual film web. Accordingly, these overlapping sections are not suitable for the filling process in the hag filling plant. Rather, it must be ensured that the film webs are only provided for the filling process in the hag filling plant with their intact sections, which are free from overlapping sections. In other words, the section, which includes the overlapping section, represents reject parts of the film web. In bag filling plants of prior art, a visual monitoring occurs by the operator after the adhesion of the end of the film in use to the start of the subsequent film web. The machine is therefore slowly run up again so that the operator of the bag filling plant can visually follow the overlapping section (passing) through the machine. When the overlapping section reaches the cutting station inside the bag filling plant it is manually ensured that these sections are ejected and/or manually removed. The visual monitoring requires high expenses. In particular, during the visual monitoring a relatively slow conveying velocity must be adjusted in the bag filling plant. The manual removal also leads to time delays, so that for the solutions of prior art a long period of time must be reserved for exchanging the rolls. Additionally, it is not ensured here that actually each overlapping section is really removed as discards. The purely manual operation leads to respective susceptibility to errors, when a faulty operation is given by the operating personnel.
  • The objective of the present invention is to at least partially correct the above-described disadvantages. In particular, the objective of the present invention is to allow accelerating and/or ensuring the roll exchange of the roll in use of a bag filling plant in a cost-effective and simple fashion.
  • The above-stated objective is attained in a detection device with the features of claim 1, a bag filling plant with the features of claim 7, as well as a method with the features of claim 9. Additional features and details of the invention are discernible from the dependent claims, the description, and the drawings. Here, features and details described in the context with the detection device according to the invention also apply of course to the method according to the invention described in the context with the hag filling plant according to the invention and vice versa, so that with regards to the disclosure always reference is made and/or can be made alternating to the individual aspects of the invention.
  • The detection device according to the invention is embodied for the use in a hag filling plant for detecting a thickened area, particularly an overlapping section, of a film web between an end of the film web of a film in use and a start of the film web of a subsequent film. For this purpose, the detection device according to the invention comprises a first film roll and a second film roll, which contact the film web on side areas aligned opposite. The film rolls are preferably supported rotationally. Here, the first film roll is supported mobile in reference to the second film roll, in order to allow changing the conveyer gap between the two film rolls. Further, a sensor device is arranged for detecting the motion of the first conveyer roll.
  • According to the invention now a detection device is provided, which is capable to automatically detect the overlapping section. This overlapping section develops, as already explained, during the adhesion and/or welding of the end of the film web of the film in use to the start of the film web of the subsequent film. Contrary to the previously necessary visual tracking of this overlapping section traveling through the bag filling plant, when using the detection device according to the invention, the bag filling plant can essentially continue operating at full velocity after the exchange of the roll.
  • The detection device is now capable to detect the overlapping section in an automatic fashion and this way unambiguously defines and/or indicates the entry and/or the position of the overlapping section. Subsequently, also in an automated or manual fashion, the removal can occur of the overlapping section and/or respective bag sections, which contain such an overlapping section.
  • According to the invention the detection of the overlapping section occurs by the correlation of the two film rolls via the sensor device. Here, the two film rolls are arranged contacting the film web. Preferably the film roll is supported rotationally, so that during the conveyance of the film web through the conveyer gap an opposite rotation of the film rolls occurs. The contacting at the side areas of the film web remains essentially maintained over the entire conveyance of the film web. When now the thickness of the film web varies, for example because an overlapping section reaches the conveyer gap, the conveyer gap showing the previous size is no longer sufficient to move the thicker film web through it. However, in order to ensure continued conveyance of the film web the first film roll is supported mobile in reference to the second film roll. In other words, now the thicker film web, for example due to the overlapping section, can enforce the larger conveyer gap by moving the first film roll in reference to the second film roll and thus enlarging the conveyer gap. When the overlapped section has completely passed through the conveyer gap the opposite motion can occur to reduce the conveyer gap, thus the first film roll moves back towards the second film roll.
  • As explained above, the first film roll essentially moves exclusively based on the thickness conditions of the film web and based on the width of the conveyer gap altered thereby. Any active motion of the film roll is not required here. Accordingly, a particularly cost-effective and simple embodiment of this mobility of the first film roll can be provided, here.
  • As explained above, the motion is generated by the overlapping section of the film web and its greater thickness. Now, when according to the invention a sensor device is provided, which can detect this motion, here a conclusion can be drawn to a change in the width of the conveyer gap.
  • A changed width of the conveyer gap mandatorily results from an altered thickness of the film web, for example when an overlapping section has been reached. Accordingly the sensor device is capable to indirectly detect the passing of the overlapping section between the two conveyer rolls. This information can be forwarded as a parameter or as a data set to a control device, in order to allow ensuring the ejection of this bag section of the film web. Here, the detection device may be a part of a drive device, in order to allow ensuring for example the advance of the film web. The sensor devices may be embodied arbitrary in the sense of the present invention. It is decisive that the motion of the first film roll is detected. Here, particularly the direction of motion must be detectable, which is connected to an enlargement of the conveyer gap. However, it may also be advantageous for the sensor device to detect a motion of the film roll in both directions, so that actively the position of the first film roll can be determined in reference to the second film roll. In general, end position switches as well as motion detectors are possible as sensor devices.
  • It may be advantageous for the sensor device to comprise adjustment options, which allow setting a threshold in order to allow adjusting the detection quality. This way it is ensured that minor variations in thickness of the film web are not sufficient to trigger the detection steps for removing a bag section. Rather, here it is distinguished between simple variations in thickness of a film web within a film in use and a distinct difference in thickness when reaching an overlapping section. Here, the overlapping section shows particularly such thicknesses which measure a thickness of the film web twofold to fourfold the normal one.
  • The contacting of the film rolls towards the side areas of the film web occurs preferably even by a partial enwrapping in order to allow providing sufficient friction contact. Here, the motion of the first film roll may be understood as a purely translational motion but also as a pivotal one. It is decisive here that the ability of the film roll to rotate is influenced only slightly or not at all by the mobility in reference to the second film roll.
  • Here, the sensor device is fastened in or at the second film roll and/or at its bearing. Separate arrangements, for example at a frame or a housing of the bag filling plant, are also possible in order to provide the quality according to the invention.
  • In addition to increased security during the execution of the roll exchange, the detection device according to the invention also allows higher speeds of the bag filling plant during said roll exchange. Additionally, a particularly simple and cost-effective design is possible, because in particular a coupling of the detection device is possible to the advance device.
  • It may be advantageous in a detection device according to the invention that at least one of the two film rolls comprises a drive device for a rotary drive of this film roll and thus an active conveyance of the film web. in order to allow ensuring a motion of the film web by the bag filling plant the transportation forces must be transferred to the film. Usually, so-called advance drives are provided for this purpose, which via film rolls and appropriate friction contact transfer the force for the transportation of the film web to said web, in the event that in the embodiment according to the invention this advance drive is embodied with a detection device according to the invention combined in one functional unit this leads to considerably reduced complexity and lower costs. Additionally, the required structural space of the detection device is reduced to a minimum, because preferably construction space already provided can be used for the advance drive. Here, the drive device may be embodied for a continuous, but also for a clocked advance of the film web.
  • Another advantage can be achieved when in a detection device according to the invention the first film roll comprises a spring device, which impinges the first film roil with a force in the direction of reducing the conveyer gap.
  • This spring device may represent for example a coil spring or a rotary spring. This spring three serves for resetting after an overlapping section has been detected. Simultaneously, by this spring device sufficient compression can be ensured in the direction towards the conveyer gap, thus upon the film web. It is ensured that the detection device, after an overlapping section has passed, returns to a detection position, which is embodied to detect a subsequent overlapping section. Preferably this spring device is combined with a drive device, as explained in the previous paragraph.
  • Another advantage is given when in a detection device according to the invention the first film roll comprises a stop device with at least one stop for limiting the enlargement and/or reduction of the conveyer gap. This stop device with one or more stops therefore leads to prevent any arbitrary variations of the conveyer gap. In particular it is prevented that, even in case of a complete removal of the film web from the conveyer gap, the two conveyer rolls come into contact. In other words, a minimum conveyer gap is adjusted, in order to facilitate the initial feeding of the film web, for example. This way, additionally an increased spring force can be provided according to the previous paragraph, because any impression into the film web by such a stop against a reduction of the conveyer gap cannot lead to a full impact upon the film web. Preferably, stops are provided in both directions, in order to also allow setting an upper limit for the variation of the conveyer gap.
  • A detection device according to the invention can be further developed such that the sensor device comprises at least one of the following sensor means:
      • inductive sensor means,
      • capacitive sensor means,
      • pressure switch,
      • photosensor,
      • proximity sensor,
      • force sensor,
      • ultrasound sensor,
  • The above listing represents no complete list. Of course, two or more sensor means of one type or several different types may be combined with each other for a sensor device. In particular, position sensors and/or end position sensors are used. However, here sensors are also possible which can generally detect a motion through a monitoring area. Additionally, rotary sensors may be provided, which at a pivotal support can be arranged directly in the pivotal bearing device of the first film roll. This way, the security is also provided with particularly precise detection tolerances, particularly in case of minor motions of the first film roller.
  • Another advantage is given when in a detection device according to the invention the first film roll comprises a pivotal support for the pivotal bearing device at the bag filling plant. This support occurs preferably at the frame and/or the housing of the hag filling plant. A pivotal support is a particularly cost-effective embodiment of an articulate arrangement of the first film roll. This also relates to a type of bearing, which is particularly tolerant to errors, because any jamming and/or canting of the motion of the first film roll can be almost excluded. For example, rotary sensors and/or rotary springs may also be used, which can be arranged directly at the bearing point of the pivotal bearing device.
  • Another objective of the present invention is a bag filling plant for the production and filling of bags with bulk goods, comprising a detection device according to the invention for detecting an overlapping section of the film web between an end of the film web of a film in use and a start of a film web of a subsequent film web. By the use of a detection device according to the invention the bag filling plant according to the invention provides the same advantages as those explained in greater detail with reference to the detection device according to the invention.
  • The bag filling plant according to the invention comprises particularly a plurality of different stations. For example, an advance station may be provided for receiving an advance roll with a film web. A compensator and/or a buffer device serve to convert a continuous conveyance, starting at the advance station, into a clocked conveyance.
  • A bottom sealing station, which seals the bottom seam, may be reached via several deflecting rolls. Preferably a cutting station is also provided at this bottom sealing station, which simultaneously cuts the film web into individual bag sections of a certain length. By a further conveyance via claws preferably a filling station is provided, which fills in the bulk goods via a fennel into the individual bag sections, which have already been sealed towards the bottom by a bottom seam. Also via claws, a further transportation occurs to a head sealing station, which closes the bags towards the top by another sealing seam. For the individual sealing seams preferably cooling stations are provided in order to allow an active cooling for the bottom seam as well as the head seam.
  • In a bag filling plant according to the invention it may be advantageous for the ejection opening to be arranged such that a bag section of the film web, which at least partially comprises the overlapping section, can be ejected from the hag filling plant. This may be understood as a simple opening or also a closed or sealable opening. For example, flaps are possible, which upon the detection of the overlapping section and after the cutting process, allow the removal by conveyance due to gravity, thus a simple dropping through the ejection opening. The individual bag sections are preferably cut off after the sealing of a bottom seam, so that the advance device simultaneously serves as the detection device. This way, an ejection can already occur in the sealing station and/or the cutting station. The further conveyance to a subsequent station and an appropriate correlation to another, offset ejection opening are also possible within the scope of the present invention.
  • Another objective of the present invention is a method for the detection of an overlapping section of a film web between an end of the film web of a web in use and a start of a film web of a subsequent film, particularly via a detection device according to the invention, comprising the following steps:
      • Sealing a bottom seam of a bag section of a film web,
      • Conveying a film web by the length of a bag section,
      • Monitoring the film web during the conveyance for an overlapping section using the detection device,
      • Cutting the conveyed bag section,
      • Ejecting the cut-off bag section, when an overlapping section has been detected.
  • In particular, here a detection device is used according to the invention, so that the same advantages can be achieved as described in detail with reference to the detection device according to the invention. The sealing of a bottom seam shall preferably be understood as the section of the hag which later will form the bottom of the bag. In particular, the ejection occurs during the travel towards another station or at another station. This way, the clock time is increased even further. The cutting and sealing of the bottom seam may preferably be performed in the very same station, essentially jointly in a simultaneous or essentially simultaneous step.
  • In a method according to the invention it is advantageous when prior to ejecting the bag section which was cut off, after an overlapping section has been detected, a conveyance of the hag section occurs to another station. It has already been discussed that this way the clock can be accelerated. The faster clock time allows higher production speeds for the operation of the bag filling plant. The forwarding occurs preferably via claws, which allow the movement from one station to another. In particular, the ejection occurs automated at full speed so that for exchanging the rolls after the manual adhesion of the film in use to the subsequent film no additional manual activity is required.
  • Further it is advantageous when in a method according to the invention a claw of the additional station moves in a closed state to the bag section which was cut, in order to support the ejection. While in the normal operation the claw of the additional station moves openly towards the hag section in order to grasp it, this preferably occurs in the closed state when an overlapping section has been detected. This way, the hag section with the overlapping section is not only gasped but furthermore it is also pushed aside by the closed claw, in order to quasi allow stripping it off and thus a further improved and secure ejection of this hag section is possible.
  • Additional advantages, features, and details of the invention are discernible from the following description, in which exemplary embodiments of the invention are described in greater detail with reference to the drawings. Here, the features mentioned in the claims and the description may be essential for the invention individually or in an arbitrary combination with each other. It shows schematically:
  • FIG. 1 a schematic cross-section through an overlapping section,
  • FIG. 2 a first embodiment of a detection device according to the invention,
  • FIG. 3 the embodiment of FIG. 2 during the detection of an overlapping section,
  • FIG. 4 an embodiment of a bag filling plant according to the invention, and
  • FIG. 5 another embodiment of a detection device according to the invention.
  • FIG. 1 shows schematically how commonly an overlap section 230 of a film web 200 is structured. Here, towards the left a film in use 210 is discernible, which comprises two side areas 202. The end of the film web 212 of the film in use 210 is already arranged inside a subsequent film 220. In other words, the end of the film web 212 of the film in use 210 overlaps the start of the film web 222 of the subsequent film 220. This overlapping forms the overlap section 230 with a considerably enlarged, namely here doubled thickness of the film web 200.
  • FIGS. 2 and 3 show a potential embodiment of a detection device 10 according to the invention. Here, two conveyer rolls 20 and 30 are arranged, which form a conveyer gap 40 between each other. The film web 200 is guided through this conveyer gap 40 from the top towards the bottom. Preferably at least one or even both conveyer rolls 20 and 30 are driven in order to transfer the advance and thus the advance force upon the film web 200.
  • As also discernible from FIGS. 2 and 3, the first film roll 20 comprises a pivotal bearing device 28. In other words, the first film roll 20 can be moved away from the second film roll 30 by way of a pivotal motion about the pivotal axis of the pivotal bearing device 28.
  • A spring device 22 is also well discernible, which is supported for example on the frame of a bag filling plant 100. It applies the spring force upon the first film roll 20, here the pivotal bearing device 28, in order to allow the resetting to a reduced conveyer gap 40. In order to ensure that the conveyer gap 40 is never completely closed and the full spring force of the spring device 22 is never transferred to the film web here a stop device 24 is provided with a stop 26.
  • Additionally, a sensor device 50 is provided with a sensor means 52 in the form of an inductive sensor.
  • During normal operation, the film web 200 passes between the two film rolls 20 and 30, as shown in FIG. 2. During the exchange of rolls an overlapping section 230 travels through the entire hag filling plant 100, as schematically shown in FIG. 1. When the overlapping section 230 of the film web 200 reaches the detection device 10, here a motion occurs as shown in FIG. 3. The previous conveyer gap 40 is now insufficient with regards to its width in order to accept the overlapping section 230. When this overlapping section 230 enters the conveyer gap 40 it pushes the first film roll 20 via the pivotal bearing device 28 outwardly towards the right according to FIG. 3. Here, the spring device 22 is compressed and the sensor device 50 detects this motion. This detection of the motion can lead to a subsequent manual or automatic ejection of the bag section 240 of the film web 200. After the overlapping section 32 has passed, the first film roll 20 can be returned by the spring device 22 into its position according to FIG. 2.
  • FIG. 4 shows schematically a hag filling plant 100 according to the invention. Here the film web 200 is supplied from a supply roll 120 to a buffer device 130 in the form of a compensation roll. During the continuous unrolling from the supply roll 120, then a clocked advance is possible by the buffer device 130. The detection device 110 is located at the end of the deflection rolls, simultaneously embodied as an advance drive for the film web 200. This includes a station 170 with a sealing device 140 for scaling the bottom seam. A cutting device 150 is also provided at this station 170, operated simultaneously with the sealing device 140. The film web 200 is therefore pushed through by the length of a bag section 240 and simultaneously the bottom seam of the subsequent hag section 240 is formed and the lower bag section 240 is cut off. The further transportation of the bag sections 240 occurs via schematically shown claw arms, with an ejection of the bag section 240 through an ejection opening 110 can occur when an overlapping section 230 has been detected. Supported as subsequent stations via a conveyer belt 160 are a station 170 as a filling device, another station for sealing a head seam of the filled bag section 240, as well as ultimately another station 170 for cooling the sealed head seam.
  • FIG. 5 shows another embodiment of a detection device according to the invention. It operates essentially in the same fashion as the embodiment of FIGS. 2 and 3. However, here it is clearly discernible that the first conveyer roll 20 comprises a drive device 60, which provides the drive for generating an advance force for the film web 200. The sensor device 50 comprises here a pressure switch as a sensor device 52. Further, it is here clearly discernible that the stop device 24 shows two stops 26 in this embodiment.
  • The above explanation of the embodiment describes the present invention exclusively within the scope of examples. Of course, individual features of the embodiments, to the extent technically beneficial, may be freely combined with each other without leaving the scope of the present invention.
  • LIST OF REFERENCE CHARACTERS
  • 10 Detection device
  • 20 First film roll/conveyer roll
  • 22 Spring device
  • 24 Stop device
  • 26 Stop
  • 28 Pivotal bearing device
  • 30 Second film roll/conveyer roll
  • 40 Conveyer gap
  • 50 Sensor device
  • 52 Sensor means
  • 60 Drive device
  • 100 Bag filling plant
  • 110 Ejection opening
  • 120 Supply roll
  • 130 Buffer device
  • 140 Sealing device
  • 150 Cutting device
  • 160 Conveyer heft
  • 170 Station
  • 200 Film web
  • 202 Side area
  • 210 Film in use
  • 212 End of the film web
  • 220 Subsequent film
  • 222 Start of the film web
  • 230 Overlapping section
  • 240 Bag section

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1. A detection device (10) for the use in a bag filling plant (100) for detecting a thickened section, particularly an overlapping section (230), of a film web (NO) between an end of a film. web (212) of a film in use (210) and a start of a film web (222) of a subsequent film (220), comprising a first film roll (20) and a second film roll (30) , which contact the film web (200) on side areas (202) aligned opposite each other and form a conveyer gap (40) for the film web (200), with the first film roll (20) being supported mobile in reference, to the second film roll (20) in order to alter the conveyer gap (40), and with the sensor device (50) being arranged for detecting the motion of the first conveyer roll (20).
2. A detection device (10) according to claim 1, characterized in that at least one of the two film rolls (20, 30) comprises a drive device (60) for a rotational drive of this film roll (20, 30) and this an active, advance of the film web (200).
3. A detection device (10) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first film roll (20) comprises a spring device (22), which impinges the first film roll (20) with a force in the direction of reducing the conveyer cap (40).
4. A detection device (10) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first film roll (20) comprises a stop device (24) with at least one stop (26) for limiting the enlargement and/or the reduction of the conveyer gap (40).
5. A detection device (10) according to claim, characterized in that the sensor device (50) comprises at least one of the following sensor means (52):
inductive sensor means
capacitive sensor means
pressure switch
photosensor
proximity sensor
force sensor
ultrasound sensor.
6. A detection device (10) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first film roll (20) comprises a pivotal bearing device (28) for a pivotal support at the bag filling plant (100).
7. A bag filling plant (100) for the production and filling of bags with bulk goods, comprising a detection device (10) for detecting an overlapping section (230) of a film web (200) between an end of the film web (212) of a film in use (210) and a stars of the film web (222) of the subsequent film (220) with the features of claim 1.
8. A bag filling plant (100) according to claim 7, characterized in that an ejection opening (110) is arranged such that a bag section (240) of the film web (220), which comprises at least partially the overlapping section (230), can be ejected out of the bag filling plant (100).
9. A method for the detection of an overlapping section (230) of a film web (200) between an end of the film web (212) of a film in use (210) and a start of a film web (222) of a subsequent film (220), particularly via a detection device (10) with the features of claim 1, comprising the following steps;
sealing the bottom seam of a bag section (240) of a film web 200,
conveying the film web (200) about the length of the bag section (240),
monitoring the film web (200) during the conveyance to an overlapping section (23) via the detection device (10),
cutting the conveyed bag section (240),
ejecting the cut bag section (240) when an overlapping section (230) has been detected.
10. A method according to claim 9, characterized in that prior to ejecting the cut bag section (240), when an overlapping section (230) has been detected, a conveyance occurs of the bag section (240) to another station (170).
11. A method according to claim 10, characterized in that a claw arm of the other station (170) approaches the cut bag section (240) in a closed state in order to support the election.
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